Goa is the smallest state in India by area and the fourth smallest by population.
It is bordered by Karnataka to the east and south,
Maharashtra to the North and the Arabian Sea all along its coast.
Goa comprises of 2 districts, each of which has 6 talukas.
Of the 12 talukas, 7 talukas have been designated as backward talukas
viz. Pernem, Sattari, Sanguem, Quepem, Canacona, Bicholim and Dharbandora